Saturday, January 16, 2010

Another day, another Coakley gaffe

This woman has to be the most inept politician to hit Massachusetts since Michael Dukakis. She's worse. At least he never, to my knowledge, demonstrated his ignorance about one of the state's most celebrated sports heroes. But that is just what Martha Coakley did. And to pour gaffe upon ignorance, she went on a radio show and characterized Curt Schilling as a "Yankees fan." Wow.
Dan Rea: Umm Would Barack Obama be in if this thing was not this close?

Martha Coakley: Umm it’s hard to know, I think that he uh is welcome in Massachusetts and I’m sure everybody is happy to see a president come.

Rea: 62 to 36

Coakley: But I think probably if it weren’t so close Rudy Giuliani would be here and besides he’s a Yankee fan (Laughter) I just want people to know (Laughter)

Rea: Uhhh yeah but now Scott Brown has Curt Schilling

Coakley: and another Yankee fan

Rea: Schilling?

Coakley: Yes

Rea: Curt Schilling a Yankee fan?

Coakley: nooo, alright I’m wrong on my, I’m wrong

Rea: The Red Sox’s great pitcher of the bloody sock?

Coakley: well he’s not there anymore.
Probably some aide fed her the line about Giuliani, but never thought to warn her that Curt Schilling played for the Red Sox. There are some things aides don't think that they have to teach a candidate running in Massachusetts. Apparently, they didn't know how thick their candidate is.

Contrast her gaffe with the ease in which Scott Brown answered a reporter's question about why Bostonians should care what Giuliani says since he's a Yankees fan. Brown smiled and said that he believes in "a big tent."

Who's more at ease with him or herself as the campaign ticks to its end? This guy has natural skills that a Bill Clinton would envy.

UPDATE: Schilling, who supports Scott Brown, responds
I’ve been called a LOT of things…

But never, and I mean never, could anyone ever make the mistake of calling me a Yankee fan. Well, check that, if you didn’t know what the hell is going on in your own state maybe you could….
Then Schilling links to Michelle Malkin who gives a bit of advice to Coakley.
Psst, Martha: Just in case you didn’t know, Boston’s Paul Revere was on America’s side, not Britain’s.
And the liberals think that Sarah Palin is the biggest idiot to ever hit national politics and want people to vote for this woman?!